Newly re-signed Bruins forward Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon. Marchand agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $5 million Wednesday, allowing him to participate in training camp from the beginning.

Marchand said that he was always up to date on the negotiations, despite whispers to the contrary.

The Bruins opened training camp Friday at TD Garden with fitness testing, officially opening the preseason coming off June's Stanley Cup victory. 

Coach Claude Julien said players are excited for the new season, but that they can't let last season's success slow them down. 

The Bruins announced their roster for training camp, which is set to open Friday. It is as follows:

It isn’t often that top-5 picks find themselves in their third organization at just 24 years of age, but Benoit Pouliot is making his latest leap to a new organization.

Bruins forward and known motormouth Brad Marchand is probably used to giving players headaches on the ice with his yapping. On Wednesday, both he and the Bruins avoided a pretty sizable headache. 

Bruins forward Brad Marchand happily discussed his new two-year contract along with general manager Peter Chiarelli Wednesday on a conference call. The restricted free agent had participated in voluntary veterans' practice prior to taking the deal, and though he would not directly answer the question previously, said he had no intentions of letting the contract negotiations prevent him from taking the ice for camp when it opened Friday.

The Bruins announced Wednesday that they have signed forward Brad Marchand to a two-year deal. 

Renaud P. Lavoie of RDS in Canada was the first to report the deal, which is said to be for $5 million. 

The Bruins' rookies fell to the Islanders' rookie squad Tuesday night by a 7-2 score at Nassau Coliseaum. The two squads split the two-game rookie series, as Boston was victorious in Monday night's contest.

Former Northeastern forward Tyler McNeely led the way for the Islanders, registering a goal and three assists for New York. Goaltender Anders Nilsson made 38 saves on the night, holding a shutout until the third period, when he allowed goals to Craig Cunningham and Anthony Camara.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed Monday night that center Marc Savard's name will be on the Stanley Cup despite the fact that he played in only 25 regular season games last season (41, or one Stanley Cup finals game are required). The Cup will be engraved this week, with 52 names (including the players) allowed.

The Bruins' rookies defeated those of the Islanders, 8-5, Monday night at Nassau Coliseum. It was the first rookie game of the preseason, with another to follow Tuesday night in New York. 

Both Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight, the two players in rookie camp who figure to push the hardest for a roster spot, had two goals apiece for the Bruins in the victory. The B's also got goals from Dylan Hood, David Warsofsky, Yannick Riendeau and Carter Camper. 

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